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Would You Call Yourself an Artist?

Would you call yourself an artist? Yes? Great! Now would you call yourself an ‘entrepreneur’ too? No? Well, you should because as an artist you need to be very resourceful, creative and enterprising if you’re going to succeed and make a living from your talents. Being an entrepreneur is

Epic Profile: Iain McPherson

Iain, along with some of his close chums, has managed to create a viable and thriving creative business based in Middlesbrough, and with all of them coming out of Teeside University this area is gathering the bragging rights! I caught up with Iain at the illustrious Boho One building outside in the

Performance Artist Sitting on a Pole at Tynemouth

“Well, basically, I’ll be planting a 17ft telegraph pole out at Tynemouth, 150 metres from the beach and sitting on it for 16 hours - an apology for not being a manly enough man.” For some of us, giving and receiving an apology is more effective when doing it face to face or may

Sage One Spotify Playlist - Volume 1

One thing I noticed as soon as I joined the Sage One team was how much people here loved their music. It plays a huge part of everyone’s lives and I’ve been impressed by the knowledge and wide range of musical styles everyone is into. As such, we’ve compiled a Sage One Spotify Playli

Stateside Architecture Student Re-purposes School Bus

It's not everyday I post something from the US but I just thought the creative imagination at work in this story deserved some Epic attention. Fustrated with mundane, on-paper submissions for imaginary clients demanded by his architecture degree, Hank Butitta bought an abandoned school bus on Americ

A Lovely Day for a Neighbour

Ask yourself: Would I move into and could I make a home from a 5-foot-wide house? The world is becoming urban. We can obviously recognise that over the last Century, the planet has steadily become urbanized and the rate is growing. In major cities such as London and New York (even Newcastle at it

Are you aware of The Artists' international development fund?

The Artists' international development programme is a £750,000 fund, jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England. The programme offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self-employed artists based in England to spend time building links with ar

How to write a CV for the Creative industries

We have been using CVs as a method of shortlisting candidates for a long time and despite predictions of their near demise, it is likely that they will still be relied upon by recruiters for the foreseeable future, in combination with the candidate’s online presence. A CV is different from an

Epic Profile: James Sebright

I first met James when he contacted me after attending our inaugural PowwowBiz and he was keen to jump on the Epic train. This is for grievous reasons. James is a brilliantly talented local photographer and like so many talented creative people he is struggling to find business and is criminally bei

Guerilla Lets Us Know Where History Lives

That lovely lot at Newcastle’s Guerilla Marketing have done some special things for Hogwarts. Sorry, I mean Alnwick Castle. They’ve informed me that family tickets for the castle have gone up by a whopping 224% against last year thanks to Guerilla’s latest campaign. Guerilla Client Services D